Reviewed by: Booklova
Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life
by Rachel Renee Russell
Nikki's dad (who's an exterminator) did such a good job with the bugs in a school that they let Nikki go there for free. So when Nikki sees a present wrapped up for her she thinks it's going to be a cell phone. Her mom gives it to her and when she opens it she sees a book. She flips through the pages. It's blank! After Nikki writes in the diary she swears she will never write in it again. But of course she does. In her diary she writes about the mean girl, Mackenzie. She's always bossing people around and worse, has a locker next to Nikki! She also spills about her crush. Throughout the book some good things will happen and obviously bad things that make this book a great story.
This book had me laughing out loud. Nikki has a great sense of humor and her drawings are pretty funny. There were illustrations in the book that looked as if Nikki drew them. If you've read the review on The Popularity Papers, the pictures are kind of like that. Dork Diaries is like the girl version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid but different too. This book is a good length except for when you finish it. You just want it to keep going. Any person whose read The Popularity Papers, Mackenzie Blue or Diary of a Wimpy Kid would like this book. Also girls eight and pretty much up would LOVE this book!
P.S. There's a second Dork Diaries if you read the first one and enjoy it!